Chivry Green Dressing vs. Emerald Goddess
The Chivry group’s green salad dressing is actually my dad’s tweak to an old recipe from a Swiss chef friend of ours. It is actually a very simple method of using a lot of kitchen scraps with some fresh herbs from the garden. Salad dressings should taste good, but should also fit in with the overall menu to limit too many additional ingredients. Parsley stalks, celery tips, and onion tips are examples of kitchen scraps incorporated into the dressing.
Not content with keeping things the way they are, I made a similar salad dressing with some very definite modifications. I titled this branch of the Chivry group’s green dressing as the somewhat humorous (in my opinion anyway) title of Emerald Goddess Salad Dressing. Of course, this recipe is just the starting point because I rarely make salad dressing the same way twice. I tend to have fun with the spices and herbs that stand out to me.
Basil and parsley are important, but the real base of the Chivry group’s green salad dressing is onion and garlic, where the Emerald Goddess is a hint of onion and celery in the recipe. I add avocado and apple cider vinegar to my dressing (and sometimes an egg if I’m sorry). Although the present recipe refrains from using Maggi, it is probably because he did not have a bottle in the kitchen when he was filming it.
Not only is the green Chivry dressing a crowd pleaser, it’s simple to make and somewhat inexpensive (fresh herbs add to the cost … Maggi itself isn’t too cheap, but a bottle lasts quite a long time). The seasonality of herbal dressings is a topic I will avoid at this point. Let’s just say the Chivry group’s Green Salad Dressing is a late summer dressing that can be enjoyed year-round if you don’t mind buying basil and parsley in the off months.
The only real curveball in the Chivry group outfit is Maggi. Maggi is a Swiss wheat sauce, similar to soy sauce, that can be bought in German markets or sometimes found in a local Cash & Carry. Although it is a seasoning worth having in the kitchen, it is not an imperative ingredient for the Chivry group’s green salad dressing. Taste the dressings for yourself and decide which one is your favorite.